8 cups water
1 pound dried split peas (about 2-1/4 cups)
Ham bone with some meat on it, or some smoked ham hocks
1 medium onion, chopped
1 t salt (be careful, some of the smoked meats have a lot of salt, so sometimes I wait til the end to add salt if needed)
1/4 t pepper
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 medium stalks celery, sliced
Heat water and peas to boiling in Dutch oven. Turn off heat and let stand 1 hour
Stir in ham, onion, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer about an hour.
Remove ham and cut up the meat. Stir in ham, carrots and celery into soup. Heat to boiloing and reduce heat. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45 min.
This is another from the BC early 80's version.